From degraded soils and fracked farmlands to dammed rivers, poisoned water and a rapidly changing climate, our planet is under immediate and increasing threat. This November, you can help defend our planet by voting for leaders who support clean air, clean water, strong climate action, and a shift to regenerative agriculture and a more sustainable economy. The choices we make on Election Day will have a direct effect on countless environmental issues at the national, state and local levels. A vote for the planet is a vote for the future—and the time to act is now.

Patagonia and the Creative Action Network aim to create a new activist collection of political protest posters to communicate Patagonia’s belief that our country’s economy, security and future are wholly dependent on a healthy environment and urging all of us to take action and vote to protect our planet. Born out of The Canary Project, CAN, and Patagonia’s Vote The Environment campaign in 2014, Vote Our Planet is inviting artists & designers across the country to use their talents for our planet.

Patagonia will use this art to remind Americans that voting for our planet is the best defense for America itself: its Air, Water and Soil. A selection of Vote Our Planet art will also be exhibited at the David Brower Center in Berkley, CA as organized by longtime Creative Action Network partner The Canary Project.

Your design should: 

  • Prominently include the text “Vote Our Planet”
  • Use simple imagery to evoke protection and defense of Air, Water, Soil…or all three!
  • Look and feel like a handmade, environmental activist protest poster that is simple, direct and urgent. (Checkout a few of these stylistic examples for inspiration!)
  • Be super simple, no more than 3 colors
  • Be a vertically oriented, 12" by 18" RGB image at 300dpi (3600 by 5400 pixels) that is a JPG or PNG
  • Be free-standing (ie. design should have a simple background and shouldn’t touch the edge of the frame)
  • Optional: Include an apparel file with a transparent background (PNG or TIFF)

Your design should not:

  • Include urls or logos (small artist signatures are fine)
  • Use copyrighted images or images that don't belong to you. All images you use should be your own, or available under a creative commons or other similar license.
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